Pregnancy

Printable Baby Checklist: Things to Buy [+ Some Extra Advice]

I started worrying about things to buy for my baby boy as soon as I got pregnant. Luckily, my friend’s older sister had just given birth, so she prepared an entire list for me, and boy, oh boy! For one, that checklist featured so many things that never crossed my mind. And now that I bought everything and am eagerly awaiting to give birth (39 weeks and counting), turns out my newborn checklist 2022 grew so much longer. That’s why I wanted to make a printable baby checklist of things to buy for every mom-to-be who’s feeling overwhelmed and worried she’ll skip something important.

Without further ado, here’s my printable newborn checklist PDF:

Printable Baby Checklist: Things to Buy

Not included in the printable is a list of the optional things to buy:

  • Changing table
  • Baby lounger
  • Crib decorations
  • Portable crib
  • Baby floor mat for playing
  • Swing
  • Nursing pillow
  • Baby alarm (if sleeping in different rooms)

Some Additional Info

Even if you don’t get everything off of this newborn baby checklist printable 2022, don’t panic! So long as you’re not missing diapers, pads, and creams, the rest can be taken care of by your husband or extended family while you’re giving birth and recuperating from it. Do try to get them all, but those things won’t go anywhere if you don’t – they can be purchased later on.

You may want to wait until you’re nine months pregnant to start buying stuff off this Printable baby checklist: things to buy. My advice is: don’t!

Start buying things as early as month 5 or 6, because:

a) you never know what might happen. I was suddenly put on bed rest for 2 and a half months, and I was so glad to have bought a bunch of things prior to that. It took a lot of stress away from not being able to go out and buy more things before week 37. You may even go into early labor, and if you waited until month 9 to buy anything, there will be so much for your husband/family to do while you’re laboring.
b) you’ll be so huge and needing to pee so much that that huge shopping list will not be fun to go through all at once, and
c) it just makes more sense financially. Baby stuff is not cheap to buy, so for me, it made more sense to spend a couple hundred dollars a month, in the span of a few months, than to spend thousands all at once.

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